Comics, comix & graphic novels

Comics, comix & graphic novels

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For many years, those interested in the history of the art of comics--from scholars to fans--had very few options. The available books were either filled with glaring errors or far too limited in their scope. Along comes Roger Sabin and his near-definitive history. The best thing about this book is that it begins with a strong foundation--that comics is a separate and unique artistic medium--and goes on to leave practically no stone unturned, from mainstream superheroes to underground work to Japanese manga to the new alternatives to the strong European tradition. There's even an entire chapter on comics by and aimed toward women, hopefully dispelling the myth that comics are just for boys.Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels includes no canvases by Roy Lichtenstein or Philip Guston. ... the traditional childrena#39;s comics were subverted in the 1960s and 1970s by the underground a#39;comixa#39; movement (as in X-rated), which turned theanbsp;...

Title:Comics, comix & graphic novels
Author:Roger Sabin
Publisher:Phaidon Press - 2001-04-24


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